Ronald Lee Cole
Tuesday 8th of December 1942 - Saturday 11th of September 2021
Ronald Lee Cole, 78, of Lexington passed away on Sept. 11, 2021. Born to Basil Cole, Sr. and Anna Belle Farmer Cole on Dec. 8, 1942 in Danville, KY.
He was a mainstay at Tates Creek High School, where he taught math for 32 years and coached baseball for 30 years. His teams won state championships in ’78, ’80, and ’86 and were state runners-up in ’77 and ’90.
Ronald was an avid golfer, and he loved his dog, Champ. Most of all, he was a loving husband and father.
He is survived by his wife Mary Mead Cole, his children, Shannon and Brian Cole, his brother Basil (Beulah) Cole, Jr., and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Cole.
Services will occur Thursday at Milward-Man O’ War: Visitation from 5-7pm, Memorial Service at 7pm. Masks are required and appreciated.
I enjoyed working with Ron many years at Tates Creek High School. He was a hard working math teacher and baseball coach. It brought him great joy to be able to work in the Math Department with his daughter, Shannon. He made a difference in many lives. Ron will be missed by students, parents, teachers, staff and his players.
My condolences to the family! Ron was a great guy & l really enjoyed his company, especially on the golf course! Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time!